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|Title:||Malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space|
|Authors:||Leong, H.K. |
|Citation:||Leong, H.K., Kwan, C.Y.W., Stanley, R.E., Tow, S. (1993). Malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 107 (12) : 1165-1168. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Malignant mesenchymoma is a very rare head and neck tumour. To date only 15 cases have been reported in world literature and all in children under 16 years of age. We present here a case of a 40-year-old man with malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space. The clinical picture is that of progressive dysphagia, voice change, snoring and dyspnoea. CT scan showed a soft tissue space-occupying lesion of the retropharyngeal space which enhanced very well with intravenous contrast. The tumour was excised in toto and the patient given post-operative radiotherapy. Histopathology showed two unrelated differentiated tissue types (bone and fat) in addition to the fibrosarcomatous element thus satisfying Stout's criteria for a diagnosis of malignant mesenchymoma.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Laryngology and Otology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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